Schistura thanho Freyhof & Serov, 2001

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  8.25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: River Vinh Thanh or Ha Giao in Vietnam.
Diagnosis:  Differs from its congeners in Indochina by the combination of the following characters: males with rounded suborbital flap; caudal fin deeply forked; body with 7-14 dark bars on body irregularly shaped, often incomplete or joining another bar; head yellowish with small brown spots on top and cheeks; dorsal rays hyaline with a broad black band at mid-length of rays; processus dentiformis present; 9+8 branched rays in caudal fin; lateral line complete; axillary pelvic lobe present; eye smaller than interorbital width; predorsal area covered by scales; a complete black bar at caudal-fin base (Ref. 40772).
Biology:  Collected in riffles (Ref. 40772).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 30 August 2010 (B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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